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Subaru Legacy vs. Honda Accord Reliability

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Results are for year ending March 31, 2016. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2016 Honda Accord 24
35.7142857143% 35.7142857143% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  30 Accords, 3.3 months of data per Accord, average 3800 miles
2016 Subaru Legacy 5
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  101 Legacys, 4.4 months of data per Legacy, average 4200 miles

 

2015 Honda Accord 17
20.8074534161% 20.8074534161% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  81 Accords, 8.7 months of data per Accord, average 8900 miles
2015 Subaru Legacy 42
82.9192546584% 82.9192546584% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  154 Legacys, 9.6 months of data per Legacy, average 11000 miles

Redesigned. Common problems with wind noise around the front side windows and the fuel door release.

 

2014 Honda Accord 14
10.5714285714% 10.5714285714% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  123 Accords, 10.1 months of data per Accord, average 20500 miles
2014 Subaru Legacy 22
28.8571428571% 28.8571428571% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  79 Legacys, 9.6 months of data per Legacy, average 24500 miles

 

2013 Honda Accord 14
6.15763546798% 6.15763546798% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  139 Accords, 9.4 months of data per Accord, average 31900 miles

Redesigned.
2013 Subaru Legacy 20
17.9802955665% 17.9802955665% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  118 Legacys, 10.2 months of data per Legacy, average 38800 miles

 

2012 Honda Accord 12
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  46 Accords, 8.8 months of data per Accord, average 44000 miles
2012 Subaru Legacy 27
26.7857142857% 26.7857142857% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  104 Legacys, 9.8 months of data per Legacy, average 48900 miles

 

2011 Honda Accord 22
14.4897959184% 14.4897959184% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 Accords, 9.9 months of data per Accord, average 72200 miles
2011 Subaru Legacy 33
32.4489795918% 32.4489795918% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  127 Legacys, 10.3 months of data per Legacy, average 63900 miles

 

2010 Honda Accord 32
25.4578754579% 25.4578754579% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  48 Accords, 9.3 months of data per Accord, average 69100 miles

Some reports of oil consumption for both engines, most of them over a year ago. Honda has extended the warranty for this issue to eight years.
2010 Subaru Legacy 38
34.2490842491% 34.2490842491% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  95 Legacys, 10.0 months of data per Legacy, average 73800 miles

Redesigned for this model year.

 

2009 Honda Accord 35
17.032967033% 17.032967033% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  48 Accords, 9.4 months of data per Accord, average 87200 miles

Some reports of oil consumption for both engines, most of them over a year ago. Honda has extended the warranty for this issue to eight years.
2009 Subaru Legacy 91
78.5714285714% 78.5714285714% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  47 Legacys, 9.3 months of data per Legacy, average 86600 miles

Common problems with CV joint boots, and possibly also wheel bearings.

 

2008 Honda Accord 28
9.34065934066% 9.34065934066% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  83 Accords, 9.2 months of data per Accord, average 82300 miles

Redesigned. Some reports of oil consumption for both engines, most of them over a year ago. Honda has extended the warranty for this issue to eight years--now running out.
2008 Subaru Legacy 95
82.967032967% 82.967032967% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  60 Legacys, 9.5 months of data per Legacy, average 98200 miles

Common problems with wheel bearings and CV joint boots.

 

2007 Honda Accord 44
24.2857142857% 24.2857142857% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  95 Accords, 9.7 months of data per Accord, average 108800 miles
2007 Subaru Legacy 95
77.2727272727% 77.2727272727% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  37 Legacys, 9.5 months of data per Legacy, average 94100 miles

Common problem with wheel bearings. Also, head gaskets are a common expensive problem with older Subarus.

 

2006 Honda Accord 30
8.64661654135% 8.64661654135% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  75 Accords, 8.9 months of data per Accord, average 118000 miles
2006 Subaru Legacy 66
44.7368421053% 44.7368421053% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  57 Legacys, 9.6 months of data per Legacy, average 101900 miles

Muliple reports of problems with head gaskets, cv joint boots, sway bar links, and wheel bearings.

 

2005 Honda Accord 46
20.2947845805% 20.2947845805% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  53 Accords, 9.3 months of data per Accord, average 130600 miles
2005 Subaru Legacy H6   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Legacy H6s, 10.6 months of data per Legacy H6, average 125100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2005 Subaru Legacy H4 86
56.5759637188% 56.5759637188% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  63 Legacy H4s, 9.9 months of data per Legacy H4, average 112500 miles

Redesigned for this model year. Most common problems involve struts, wheel bearings, steering pump, CV joints.

 

2004 Honda Accord 41
13.539445629% 13.539445629% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  71 Accords, 8.6 months of data per Accord, average 139800 miles
2004 Subaru Legacy   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 Legacys, 7.9 months of data per Legacy, average 142100 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2003 Honda Accord 78
35.7142857143% 35.7142857143% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  55 Accords, 8.1 months of data per Accord, average 154900 miles

Redesigned. Has long had a higher repair frequency than other model years.
2003 Subaru Legacy 102
53.2967032967% 53.2967032967% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 Legacys, 9.0 months of data per Legacy, average 147800 miles

Head gaskets are a common expensive problem with older Subarus.

 

2002 Honda Accord 73
32.745825603% 32.745825603% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  39 Accords, 8.8 months of data per Accord, average 153000 miles
2002 Subaru Legacy   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Legacys, 7.9 months of data per Legacy, average 161600 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2001 Honda Accord 67
27.6556776557% 27.6556776557% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  33 Accords, 8.2 months of data per Accord, average 174500 miles
2001 Subaru Legacy 90
44.5054945055% 44.5054945055% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 Legacys, 6.4 months of data per Legacy, average 180200 miles

Head gaskets are a common expensive problem with older Subarus.

 

2000 Honda Accord   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  20 Accords, 3.3 months of data per Accord, average 162300 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2000 Subaru Legacy   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Legacys, 5.2 months of data per Legacy, average 154500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Sedan 278-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
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